The shield of faith

January 26, 2017 by  
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“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” Ephesians 6:16 (KJV)

God hasn’t given us a weapon wherewith we can extinguish some of the enemy’s darts–or even a majority of them. He gave us a shield that can extinguish all of them. He’s given us the shield of faith.

And what is faith? According to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, faith is “A confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.”

Faith in the biblical sense is a confident belief in the trustworthiness of God and His Word. Far from a mere feeling we have to somehow muster up, it’s a willful, deliberate choice to believe God and entrust each detail of our lives to Him. Note that faith is based on God and His Word–it’s not a blind belief that whatever we want will happen, but rather a trust that He will lead, guide, and do all He says no matter what comes.

This month, as the darts of the wicked come at you, extinguish them with your shield of faith. No matter what form the attack takes, stop and entrust the situation to God, clinging to His Word and remembering that He is in charge. Let confidence in Him block the fear, anger, worry, and other darts thrown at you.

– christian perspective

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